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Lois Blum Feinblatt

Born in 1921 to Baltimore's Hoffberger family, Lois Blum Feinblatt has focused her professional career, volunteer efforts and philanthropy on providing mental health, adoption and mentoring services in Baltimore.

Reva Ketzlach Twersky

A medical social worker and community service volunteer, Reva Twersky works for both Jewish and secular organizations to serve those in need. Born and raised in Seattle, Reva’s grandparents and parents, leaders within the Ashkenazic Orthodox community, instilled a love of family and community in her. Reva received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology in 1945 and a Masters of Social Work Degree in 1968. For many years Reva worked at the University of Washington’s Medical Center as a Social Worker, Clinical Faculty Member, and Assistant Professor. With her boundless energy, Reva also volunteered for numerous Jewish and civic organizations. She and Meyer Twersky married in 1946 and had three children. Although she is officially “retired,” Reva continues to be a very committed and active volunteer.

Mildred Hardin Rosenbaum

A social worker, teacher, and political activist, Mildred Rosenbaum worked for many Jewish and secular organizations to improve the quality of life for those less fortunate. Mildred was born and raised in Greenwood, Mississippi. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 1942 from the University of Minnesota, Mildred moved to New York where she worked for several Jewish organizations. She married Harold Rosenbaum in 1945 and they worked with various Zionist groups to support the creation of the State of Israel. They moved to Seattle in 1953. Over the years Mildred and Harold have raised one child of their own, and provided housing to forty-two foreign exchange students. Mildred works to ensure all people can live in peace, safety, and dignity.

“Changing Jewish Families” Keynote Address by Marcia Cohn Spiegel at the New Jewish Agenda conference, UCLA, August 11, 1987

From “Changing Jewish Families,” keynote address by Marcia Cohn Spiegel at the New Jewish Agenda conference, UCLA, August 11, 1987 View transcript.
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From “Changing Jewish Families,” keynote address by Marcia Cohn Spiegel at the New Jewish Agenda conference, UCLA, August 11, 1987 View transcript.
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Jill Weinberg, Gerda Weisman Klein, and Kurt Klein, Chicago, October 23, 2000

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Jill Weinberg with holocaust survivor Gerda Weisman Klein and Kurt Klein at Chicago Book and Author Event, October 23, 2000.
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Jill Weinberg with holocaust survivor Gerda Weisman Klein and Kurt Klein at Chicago Book and Author Event, October 23, 2000.

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SHALVA Founders

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SHALVA founders (from left to right): Devora Stern, Chani Friedman, Fayge Siegal, Tamar Friedman, Shoshie Kahn, and Hadassah Goodman.

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SHALVA founders (from left to right): Devora Stern, Chani Friedman, Fayge Siegal, Tamar Friedman, Shoshie Kahn, and Hadassah Goodman.

Janet Yassen, January 15, 2003

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Janet Yassen, January 15, 2003.
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Janet Yassen, January 15, 2003.

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Sue Wolf-Fordham, 2005

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Sue Wolf-Fordham in 2005.
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Denise Schorr

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Activist, chef, educator, and social worker, Denise Schorr (1918 – 2010).

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Activist, chef, educator, and social worker, Denise Schorr (1918 – 2010).

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Sally Mack, 2000

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Activist Sally Mack, August 2000.

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